Scars..infections..pain...Gynecomastia surgery side effects should not be underestimated when you have to decide whether surgery is the right solution for you to get rid of man boobs.
We've see some other natural remedies for gynecomastia, like diet and exercise, but sometimes those are not working for everybody.
The surgical solution is probably the most effective of all, but come on, it's very natural to be scared.
I can tell you, I've never been under surgery, not even once in my life (except when they extracted my wisdom teeth, which can be considered a surgery in my case...but I prefer not to dig into it again!).
Surgeries are scary, period.
Especially when they say that no surgery is 100% safe, but at the same time our motivation to achieve a desired result can be stronger and that's when we accept the risk.
Gynecomastia surgery is often prescribed by doctors, if all other non-surgical methods offer little or no improvement in the patient's condition.
However, you should understand that because every surgery is a very invasive procedure, you must expect some gynecomastia surgery side effects and complications because the surgeon can not predict how your body will respond to surgery.
This is the reason why complications, risks, expectations and outcomes must be explained to the patient prior to surgery.
Gynecomastia Surgery Side Effects: What to Expect
Some of the most common side effects experienced by patients who have undergone surgical removal of gynecomastia are the following.
Common Side Effects
- Temporary loss of sensitivity in the nipple
- Skin depigmentation
- Breast irregular symmetry (can be corrected through a different procedure)
- Pain, bruising and discomfort (normal postoperative side effects, which will go away after a couple of days)
Other Side Effects
- Allergic reaction to anesthesia
- Excessive bleeding
- Persistent pain
- Poor wound healing
- Permanent changes in pigmentation
- Necrosis of fat
- Nerve damage (may be temporary or permanent)
- Irregular contours of the breast
- Excessive fluid loss or retention
- Severe swelling around the affected area
Generally, if you decide to remove gynecomastia surgically, the operation can be performed in an outpatient clinic or at the hospital.
This will depend largely on what kind of reduction procedure will be done. You may be subjected to local or general anesthesia, or only mild sedation.
Technically speaking, the specific type of gynecomastia surgery will depend largely on what is best for the patient. Patient safety and comfort will always be the main interest of the surgical team.
Gynecomastia surgery is really a great way to remove man boobs (if all other methods fail), and retrieve security and be self-confident again.
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